It was the opportunity to be one of two restaurants with a patio overlooking the bike trail at the upcoming M-K-T Heights development that appealed to Rishi Hospitality owners Shiva and Rick Di Virgilio, according to Colliers International leasing agent Hannah Tosch.
“To have those views and the foot traffic (was the draw),” Tosch said.
The Euro-Indian restaurant Da Gama Canteen is named after Vasco da Gama, a Portuguese explorer who was the first to map a sea-based trade route to India.
Da Gama Canteen, which will occupy 3,250 square feet in the development at the northeast corner of North Shepherd Drive and 6th Street, will offer food and a full bar. It is not Rishi Hospitality’s only Houston restaurant as it also operates Oporto Fooding House & Wine in Midtown. The Di Virgilios also had British pub the Queen Vic before it closed in the summer of 2018.
The 200,000 square foot development M-K-T Heights, which is a partnership between Houston’s Radom Capital and Triten Real Estate Partners in collaboration with Boston-based Long Wharf Capital LLC, is billed as a trail-oriented mixed-use project slated to be completed in 2020.
New tenant for Lot 14 Shopping Center
Last spring, The Leader reported on Gulf Coast Commercial’s plans to build a 17,200 square foot retail development, called Lot 14 Shopping Center, at 3201 N. Shepherd Dr. According to its marketing flyer, there are seven spaces for lease at the to-be-built development, with one end space already taken by Salata, the salad bar chain that started in downtown Houston in 2005 and now has 75 locations nationwide.
New weight loss book from Mangum Manor author
Mangum Manor’s Greg Green recently published his second book on weight loss, “The Fad Proof Diet.”
“I wrote this book because many people in my world are getting hung up on the different fads, everything from the keto diet to The Whole 30,” Green said. “(They are) having massive rebounds where they gained back everything they lost when they finally quit the diet because they either reached their goal weight or just couldn’t take the restrictive rules of the diet anymore. That’s the major flaw of most of the fads out there: They are completely unsustainable for the long haul.”
Green’s book breaks down the fundamentals of weight loss and how to set up a diet based on your preferences. “The Fad Proof Diet” is available at Amazon.com.
‘Ask Me Anything’ open house invitation
Daniela Antelo, an associate broker with Keller Williams Realty, is doing three open houses this weekend where attendees are welcome to ask any questions about local real estate. Antelo and her team will be at 844 Wakefield Dr. on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 1-4 p.m.
Questions? Call 713-494-8170, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit houstonbroker.com.
Local therapist offers holiday workshops
Elizabeth Cobb, a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional counselor and certified “Daring Way” facilitator, is offering two workshops that focus on the beloved message made out of yarn that adorned the T.C. Jester dog park for months: “YOU ARE ENOUGH.”
Based on Brené Brown’s shame-resilience research, “Daring Greatly Through the Holidays” will focus on authenticity, courage and living whole-heartedly throughout the holiday season. The workshop is one day only on Nov. 22, and the $250 price includes materials and lunch.
“Rising Strong in the New Year,” a one-day only intensive workshop on Jan. 17, is $250, which includes materials and lunch, and embraces being the risks inherent with being you and being all in.
Availability is limited for both.
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